2. Molecular Biology of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
3. Recent Advances in Oral Cancer Research
4. Potential Malignant Disorders
6. Oral Cavity: Surgical Anatomy and Tumour Spread
7. Tumours of the Oral Cavity: Diagnosis, Assessment and Staging
8. Metastatic Neck Disease
9. Guidelines in Management of Carcinoma of the Gingivobuccal Complex
10. Guidelines in Management of Carcinoma of the Tongue and Floor of Mouth
11. Residual/Recurrent Tumours
12. Surgical Approaches for Oral Cavity – Case Studies
13. Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of Buccal Mucosa and Tongue: Choice of Flap
14. Lip Reconstruction
15. Reconstruction of the Mandible and Choice of Flap
16. Surgical Complications and Management
17. Complications of Flap Surgery
18. Radiotherapy in Management of Oral Cancer
19. Role of Systemic Therapy
20. Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer
Tumor biology varies at different subsites in the oral cavity, and therefore carcinoma of the gingivo-buccal sulcus (also known as Indian cancer) behaves differently from carcinoma of the tongue. Oral cancer is very often diagnosed at an advanced stage with neck metastasis, and most cases have a guarded prognosis. Loco-regional recurrences are frequent and morbidity following treatment is considerable. However, results have improved in recent years, particularly in early and certain advanced stages, due to better imaging and case selection, improved surgical techniques, including those for reconstructive surgery, a multidisciplinary team approach and a better understanding of tumor biology and prognostic factors.
This book comprehensively and systematically reviews all these aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic advances in oral cancer, particularly discussing early detection, epidemiology, chemoprevention and current research.
Written by specialists who are active leaders in basic sciences or clinical fields, the chapters address individual and collective issues in managing patients with oral cancer, and provide insights into various treatment approaches. The authors share their knowledge and experience and provide extensive literature sources to encourage clinicians to be flexible, innovative and help them make the best, educated decisions for individual patients.
• The book includes extensive review of global literature on oral cancer
• Includes the recommended guidelines for management based on the authors’ personal experiences
• Covers the survival patterns based on tumor biology, management and facilities available in less-developed economies
• Dr Sudhir Bahadur, MS, FAMS, PhD, is one of the most experienced cancer surgeons and is trained in all types of complex head and neck cancer surgeries. He has worked as a faculty member at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for nearly 30 years. He has is the past President of the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology, and of the Skull Base Surgery Society of India. Dr Bahadur has received several honors from the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology, Association of Otolaryngology of India and Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. He has published 200 research papers and textbook chapters, and co-edited the book “Carcinoma of the Larynx and Hypopharynx”.
• Dr SubramaniaIyer, MS, MCh, FRCS, is a leader in the field of head and neck surgery and reconstructive surgery in India. He trained at various medical colleges in Kerala, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and leading centers in the United Kingdom. Dr Iyer was instrumental in starting the first structured training program in head and neck surgical oncology in the country. He has served as the Secretary and later as President of the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology and as President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.